006 - Falling Water

Significant Concept

To have knowledge of how waterfalls are formed and how waterfalls are used by humans.

Key Terminology

  • waterfall
  • erosion
  • plunge pool

Activity

  1. Watch the clip below and draw a set of diagrams to explain how a waterfall is formed.

Waterfall Revision



Activity

Your task is to develop a special interest leaflet for National Geographic on a specific waterfall. The aspects that you need to include are:
  1. The name of a waterfall.
  2. Where the waterfall is located - a map could be useful.
  3. Who first discovered that waterfall.
  4. How that specific waterfall was created.
  5. Any myths or legends surrounding that waterfall.
  6. How the waterfall is used today.
Presentation
  • Leaflet - can use both sides of an A4 sheet of paper. You can use outlines that your computer provides.
  • Headings are useful
  • Spell and grammar check all of your work
  • Bibliography

Assessment

You will be assessed using Criterion A - Knowing and Understanding and B - Investigating.

CRITERION A: KNOWING AND UNDERSTANDING

Achievement level

Level descriptor


Detail

1-2

  •  recognizes some humanities vocabulary
  •  shows basic knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through some descriptions and/or examples
  • Uses basic words such as erosion but does not link them to the landform.
  • There is some description of how a waterfall is formed and how the waterfall is used.

3–4

  •  uses some humanities vocabulary
  • shows knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through simple descriptions, explanations and examples
  • Uses a range of terminology but does not always apply them correctly.
  • Descriptions are simple.

5–6

  •  uses relevant humanities vocabulary often accurately
  • shows good knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through descriptions, explanations and examples
  • Applies terminology to explain how a waterfall is formed but doesn't include all discussed.
  • Good descriptions of a waterfall and how it is used.

7–8

  • uses relevant humanities terminology accurately
  • shows detailed knowledge and understanding of facts and ideas through descriptions, explanations and examples
  • Can apply well the words of erosion to how a waterfall is formed.
  • Explains in detail how the waterfall is formed and how it is used.





















CRITERION B: INVESTIGATING

Achievement level

Level descriptor

Detail

1–2

  • makes a limited attempt to collect and record information
  • makes a limited attempt to answer the research question
  • Opens and names a Googledoc to record research.
  • Little organisation to answer the research question.

3–4

  • partially uses a method or methods to collect and record some information in line with the question
  • partially answers the question
  • Records a range of information but may not all be relevant.
  • Answers a number requirements above.

5–6

  • satisfactorily uses methods to collect and record appropriate information in line with the research question
  • satisfactorily answers the question
  • There is a structure to collate the research, it is completed in your own words.
  • Answers all of the requirements above.

7–8

  • uses methods accurately to collect and record appropriate information in line with the research question
  • completely answers the question
  • Has a clear structure to record research.
  • Uses a full bibliography and quotes to record the research.
  • Answers all of the requirements above in detail.


Examples of Waterfalls